Food Labeling Bill Must Pass Now Says CFSAF

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Labeling

CFSAFThe Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food says Congress must reach a bipartisan compromise on the food labeling bill this week.  Pamela Bailey, President and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and Chuck Conner, President and CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives are the co-chairs of CFSAF.  Today they released the following statement:

“It is imperative that Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow reach an agreement this week on the biotech labeling bill. There is simply no more time for a compromise to be reached. The issues are well defined, have been fully debated, and now it is time to get in a room and reach a final deal. We are confident that a Roberts-Stabenow compromise will get 60 votes in the Senate and will be passed by the House before the Vermont law goes into effect on July 1. However, for this to happen a Roberts-Stabenow compromise must be reached this week. We and the 800 other Coalition member organizations nationwide stand ready to support the compromise once announced and work for rapid passage. The clock is ticking louder by the day and the stakes couldn’t be higher for the agriculture and food industry.”